Rachel Wood is an Integrative therapist with a Person-Centred leaning. Rachel’s focus is on the therapeutic relationship, where she seeks to provide an empathetic, non-judgemental environment, in which the client will feel supported and understood. She believes that a good therapeutic alliance provides clients with a unique space to open up their thoughts and explore their feelings in an objective way. She strongly believes in the inner human desire and potential to develop, and uses a Person-Centred approach to provide the best space to make this possible. Rachel may also work with Transactional Analysis or Object Relations theories to help understand family dynamics.
Previously to training as a counsellor, Rachel worked in the commercial corporate art world, and can understand the stresses and strains that a busy working environment can bring. She has lived in London for ten years and her prior work experience means that she has worked with clients from a diverse cultural spectrum. Some of the issues she has worked with include depression, bereavement, abuse, family and relationship difficulties, suicidal thoughts, isolation, anxiety and stress.
Rachel works in private practice on an open-ended basis at The Awareness Centre in Clapham. She has also worked with NHS clients on a short-term basis, and within university counselling services. She is a member the BACP, and makes sure to work within their ethical framework, in ensuring the safety and well-being of her clients. Rachel has an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD.